Rubus parviflorus

  • Full Shade to Full SunFull Shade to Full Sun
  • Dry to Medium
  • Sand Loam, Loam

New species for 2024! Available in summer 2024

Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

"Parviflorus" means small-flowered, which is an odd choice since the flowers of this species are among the largest of this genus! These large, fragrant, white flowers appear in showy clusters in late spring to mid-summer. Then, in mid-late summer, vibrant berries mature. Like Purple Flowering Raspberry, the stems of this species are thornless, which makes harvesting the fruit easier. When eaten directly off the bush, thimbleberries are more tart than raspberries, and as such are often used to make flavourful jams and jellies.

This shrub provides valuable seasonal food for birds and mammals. It also boasts large, ornamental, maple-like leaves, which turn a brilliant shade of orange to maroon in the fall. Growing to about 5-6 feet in height, this species would make a great shrub edge for a garden. As this plant enjoys the shade, it is often found on woodland edges in the wild.

We also sell several other Rubus species: Red Raspberry, Black Raspberry, and Purple Flowering Raspberry.

Photo credits: Ferri Seeds and Plants (berries) and Fourth Corner Nurseries (leaves).

Growing Habits

Mature Height: 6 feet

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